Curran is graduating this week! In this episode, Kristian asks Curran to reflect on what he learned at CCA. The combination of brain, heart, and hand is what makes CCA such a valuable experience.
One Question is a weekly ten minute podcast with design leader and program founder Kristian Simsarian answering one question. The show is hosted by CCA BFA student Curran Dwyer who sources the question with help of his peers.
As we continue our conversation about ethical design beyond the interface, MDes Chair Kristian Simsarian argues that designers need to be the "heart at the table" during conversations that shape major technologies.
Mark Zuckerberg recently testified before Congress, apologizing for what many people considered Facebook’s misuse of customer data. How might we design systems that use (or do not use) data in a responsible, comprehensible way?
There are lots of different names for what we do: User Experience Design, Information Architecture, Product Design, User Interface Design, and many others. What exactly does it mean to be an Interaction Designer? How does IxD intersect with these other titles?
What are the origins of Interaction Design as a practice and formal discipline? When did the need for Interaction Design emerge, and why? How can we trace the discipline’s development, and at what point in its history do we currently stand?
What does telling stories have to do with interaction design, and how did Kristian figure that out? How do interaction designers use story to create compelling experiences for the people who will be interacting with the products and services that we design?
How did design come to have a position of influence in the business and tech community? How can designers - interaction designers in particular - leverage their influence to promote better decisions within an organization?